The SugarControl trademark is a nutritional label found on the packaging of food products in the EU to inform the consumers that the amount of sugar is low, reduced or inexistent.
The SugarControl trademark complies with the nutrition claims listed in the Annex of the Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods, amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1047/2012 of 8 November 2012. Products bearing the SugarControl trademark are tested by an independent laboratory certified with ISO 17025.
SAFE offers the possibility for industries to use four different nutritional claims under the same trademark. With a view of harmonisation of the trademark in the 28 EU Member States, it will be possible to translate the claims above the trademark in all EU official languages.
The product contains no more than 5gr of sugars per 100gr for solids and no more than 2.5gr of sugars per 100ml for the liquids
The product does not contain more than 0.5gr of sugars per 100gr or 100ml
No Added Sugars
The product does not contain added mono- or disaccharides or any other food used for its sweetening properties. If the sugars are naturally present in the food, the following indication must also appear on the label: “Contains naturally occurring sugars”
The sugar content in the product is reduced by a minimum of 30% compared to a similar product. The total amount of sugar does not exceed 12gr per 100gr. The energy quantity of the product bearing the label must be equal to or less than the amount of energy in a similar product
Furthermore, products bearing one of the four claims of the SugarControl trademark must not contain aspartame.